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Sir Nicholas Carew Knight of the Garter


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Sir Nicholas Carew Knight of the Garter

  • Born: by 1496, Devonshire, England 1174
  • Marriage: Elizabeth Bryan in 1514 599,1174
  • Died: 3 Mar 1539, London, Middlesex, England at age 43 1183,1259
  • Buried: 1539, St. Botolph's, Aldgate, Longdon, England 599,1259

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~The Visitations of the County of Surrey Made and Taken in the Years 1530, p. 17, Sir Nicholas Carew of Sir Richard Carew and Maud de Oxenbridge, Sir Nicholas Carew, Knight married Elizabeth, daughter and heir of Sir Thomas Bryan, Knight, Sir Nicholas and Elizabeth were the parents of Mary who married Sir Arthur Darcy. 1048

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• Web Reference: Sir Nicholas Carew from The History of Parliament Online Database .1174
Sir Nicolas Carew Knight was born by 1496, & was the 1st son of Sir Richard Carew of Beddington by Matilda, daughter of Sir Robert Oxenbridge of Ford, Sussex. Sir Nicholas married, 1514, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Thomas Bryan of Ashridge, Herts.. He was Knighted by July 1520; and nominated to the Knights of the Garter 23 Apr., & installed on 21 May 1536.

• Background Information. 927
Sir Nicholas Carew was the son of Nicholas Carew and his wife, Malyn, daughter of Robert Oxenbridge. Sir Nicholas Carew was elected knight of the garter. He was the the only heir of a younger branch of the family of Carew, which had seated itself in Bedington, in Surry, where it had flourished a long tme, especially after Sir James Carew had married the daughter and heir of the noble baron Hoo. This Sir Nicholas Carew died on 23 May 1520, as appears from a broken inscription on the tomb for him and his lady, still standing at Bedinton.

Sir Nicholas Carew married Elizabeth daughter of Sir Francis Brian, who after the death of her brother became one of the coheirs, and by her he had one son, Sir Francis Carew, and four daughters, Elizabeth; Mary married to Sir Arthur d'Arcy, Knight; Anne married first to Sir Nicholas Throckmorton, Knight, & second to Adrian Stokes; and Isabella, married to Nicholas, son of William Saunders of Ewel, in Surry, Esquire.

~Collin's The English Baronetage, Vol. IV pp. 161-166

• Background Information. 1183
Nicholas Carew settled in Beddington in Surrey, on considerable property acquired by marriage. He was the only son of Sir Richard Carew, a Knight Banneret, and Lieutenant of Calais, by Magdalen, daughter of Sir Robert Oxenbride, of Ford in Sussex, at the death of his father on the twenty-third of May 1520, inherited from him estates in Surrey.

Sir Nicholas Carew was appointed, about 1518, a Gentleman of the Privy Chamber. He became a knight of the Garter in 1521, and in 1524, he was raised to the post of Master of the Horse, and nominated Lieutenant of Calais. He remained a favorite of King Henry VIII until December 1538 at which time he was arrested along with Henry Courtenay and other eminent persons, in a design to depose the King. He was beheaded on the third of March in the following year.

Sir Nicholas Carew was buried in the church of St. Botolph, Aldgate, in the family vault of the Lords Darcy of North, to which House he was allied. He married Elizabeth, daughter and heir for Sir Thomas Bryan, son and heir of Sir Thomas Bryan, Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, and had by her one son, Sir Francis, and four daughters; Elizabeth, wife of a gentleman named Hall; Mary, married to Sir Arthur Darcy, second son of Thomas Lord Darcy of the North; Anne, first to Sir Nicholas Throckmorton, of Paulesperry in Northampton; and Isabella, married to Nicholas Saunders, son and heir of Sir William Saunders.

"Sir Nicholas Carew," Portraits of Illustrious Personages of Great Britain, Vol. I, pp. 129-132

• Web Reference: Sir Nicholas Carew, Knight of the Garter from Wikipedia.

• Background Information. 1259
Sir Nicholas Carew, son and heir, succeeded his father in the lieutenancy of Calais. Having been introduced at court when young, he became a great favourite with Henry VIII, who appointed him one of the gentlemen of his privy-chamber; and he was for several years the almost constant companion of the king. In 1523, he was raised to the high office of master of the horse; and afterwards created a knight of the Garter. He appears to have engaged in a conspiracy with the Marquess of Exeter; Henry Pole, lord Montacute; Sir Edward Neville, and other (all zealous Catholics), to overthrow his government and seat Cardinal Pole upon the throne. The plot was discovered, and after a summary trial, all conspirators were executed. Sir Nicholas was beheaded on Tower-hill, 3 Mar 1539, at the age of forty-three. He was buried in the church of St. Botolph, Aldersgate.

~A Topographical History of Surrey. pp. 54-55

Nicholas married Elizabeth Bryan, daughter of Sir Thomas Bryan Knight and Margaret Bourchier, in 1514 599.,1174 (Elizabeth Bryan was born about 1500 in England, died Shortly before 17 Jul 1546 in England 599 and was buried in 1546 in St. Botolph's, Aldgate, Longdon, England 599.)

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